First up, David Frankel who directed Marley and Me is set to direct Septimus Heap based on the series by Angie Sage. With the Harry Potter movies nearing their end, I'm not surprised to see more fantasy movies in the works.
Next up, Wings by Aprilynne Pike has been optioned for a movie by Disney with Miley Cyrus attached to star. The movie is currently in development with her as Laurel, but there's still the director, script and all that to come, so if you can't stand the idea of Miley being in the movie-don't worry, it's still a ways away and might not happen at all. Personally, I don't mind Miley as Laurel and after reading Aprilynne's thoughts on the idea, I have to say I agree. Miley is currently filming the movie version of The Last Song which was optioned with Miley in mind and is based on the upcoming Nicolas Sparks novel. (The book isn't even out and the movie is filming!) So I'm pretty sure the movie version of Wings will get moving along quickly.
More director news. Seth Gordon, who directed Four Christmases, is in negotiations to direct King Dork based on the novel by Frank Portman.
The Alex Mcaulay novel Bad Girls has been acquired by Inferno Entertainment (who did The Women and Just Friends). The author is set to adapt the script. Alex Mcaulay is also working on an adaptation of his novel Oblivion Road, which has also been optioned (by Aperture Entertainment). I like when authors adapt their own work because it feels more true to the book.
And last, if you've seen Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince or plan on seeing it soon, you'll catch this teaser trailer for The Lightning Thief before the movie. Or you can watch it here :) I'm super excited for this movie and can't wait to see an extended trailer.